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Unplug and Be a Kid Again: Camp No Counselors

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Sleep-away camp isn’t just for kids anymore. Camp No Counselors is a highly curated, overnight camp for influencers in business, media, music, fashion, philanthropy, and film who want to do something atypical. You can be a kid again, disconnect from work, and be part of an experience that you’ll remember for many summers to come…. Read more »


4 Paths To Success Without Burnout

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There is one iconic image that comes to mind when people think of the successful entrepreneur. It’s the tired and disheveled work-horse who clocks 80 hours a week and has more frequent flyer miles than he could ever use. He has his own business, he has fortune, but he has no life. Rather, his business… Read more »


Does Apple’s New iPhone 6 Mean War On Startups?

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The wait for Apple’s new iPhone is finally over, and it seems like they prepared to battle a few startups in the industry for users. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating, but their latest announcement showed that the iPhone 6 has new capabilities previously offered by third-party apps. From the looks of it, the new iPhone comes with many… Read more »


Founders Share Lean Startup Lessons For Success

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Thank you to Lean Startup Machine Miami for being a Tech Cocktail Community Partner. Lean Startup methodology represents the order of operations touted by most startup mentors today, so it’s always beneficial to review the tenets. Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard, Guy Kawasaki said it, but any founder can attest that this statement is true…. Read more »


Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly

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The DreamIt Ventures launch event to officially announce the new accelerator class was held last week, and I had the chance to visit their co-working space in Philly when it was time for the teams to get to work. The space had been decorated and the mentors prepared to dispense advice to the founders. From the framed “Hustle”… Read more »


Cats and Company Culture at Cheezburger

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At our Tech Cocktail Sessions event last week in Chicago, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh joined us to talk about everything from why entrepreneurs are like cats to his favorite book and other interesting tidbits. Many of the questions from the audience centered on hiring and managing employees, and Huh started to build a picture of the… Read more »


Venture Hive Wins SBA Competition

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Congrats are in order! Venture Hive, one of Miami’s top accelerator and incubator is one of the 50 winners of the inaugural nationwide Growth Accelerator Fund competition organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 50 recipients represent 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and come from a broad set of industries and… Read more »




Get These 4 Things Right and Generate Revenue from your App

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Developing an app for your business is a big and critical investment, whether it is a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) or a Multi-National Company (MNC). Despite the high stakes involved in developing an app, businesses might jump onto the mobile application bandwagon without thinking about the consequences of taking this huge leap. The results… Read more »


3 Tech Tools to Hire Without Breaking the Bank

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Technology has opened up our world with thousands of networking platforms flooding the vast digital landscape of the internet. You can have billions of search results in front of your eyes in 0.31 seconds, and photos from friends and strangers buzzing into your phone from the other side of the world. We can find the… Read more »


Shaz Amin: An Investor With an Entrepreneur Mindset

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The major players – entrepreneurs and investors – in the startup world lead completely different lives, but they need each other for the ecosystem to survive. On the most basic level, entrepreneurs are always wondering, how can I get an investor to fund my company? And investors are always wondering why should I fund this… Read more »


The Importance of Interesting Content for Your Website

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Interesting Content for Your Website One of the biggest issues that newly starting internet marketers struggle with is creating the right content for their website. Many online entrepreneurs are quickly drawn into the trap of keywords when boosting their search engine optimization. As a result of this, many end up stuffing their content to the… Read more »


Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Says Entrepreneurs Are Like Cats 

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At our Tech Cocktail Sessions event in Chicago last night, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh gave us some insight into entrepreneur psychology with (what else?) a cat analogy: “This is terrible, but – I’m like a cat. I want to be on the other side of the door no matter what. It’s like, ‘Oh, I’m outside,… Read more »